Mary Larimer, PhD

Personal Statement

I have been a member of the department faculty since 1995. My research and clinical interests include 1) prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems among adolescents and young adults (with a particular focus on college drinking prevention), 2) prediction of initiation of drinking and trajectories of alcohol and substance use during emerging adulthood, 3) co-morbidity of substance use with depression, suicide, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating, and gambling problems, 4) evaluation of housing and treatment programs for chronically homeless and incarcerated individuals and 5) dissemination of evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches into clinical, school, and work-site settings. I have published more than 100 articles and book chapters on these topics.​


Univ. of Washington, Psychology Medical education, 1992
UW - Neuropsychology & Geriatrics Teaching Appointment
UW - Addictive Behaviors Research Center Fellowship, Addictive Behaviors Research
Brown University Internship, Clinical Psychology

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Examining the associations between alcohol-related parental communication, alcohol use, and protective behavioral strategy use among young adults.
(2020 Aug)
Addict Behav 107(): 106398
Litt DM, Garcia TA, Lowery A, LoParco C, Galvin AM, Larimer ME, Lewis MA

Craving is impermanent and it matters: Investigating craving and cannabis use among young adults with problematic use interested in reducing use.
(2020 May 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 210(): 107957
Enkema MC, Hallgren KA, Larimer ME

Disrupting the path to craving: Acting without awareness mediates the link between negative affect and craving.
(2020 Mar 5)
Psychol Addict Behav
Enkema MC, Hallgren KA, Neilson EC, Bowen S, Bird ER, Larimer ME

A Daily Study Comparing Alcohol-Related Positive and Negative Consequences for Days With Only Alcohol Use Versus Days With Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use in a Community Sample of Young Adults.
(2020 Mar)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 44(3): 689-696
Lee CM, Patrick ME, Fleming CB, Cadigan JM, Abdallah DA, Fairlie AM, Larimer ME

A Daily-Level Analysis of Moderators of the Association between Alcohol Expectancies and Alcohol Use among College Student Drinkers.
Subst Use Misuse 55(6): 973-982
Ramirez JJ, Rhew IC, Patrick ME, Larimer ME, Lee CM

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